The Spanish painter Salvador Dalí left us a great legacy. We propose to discover it through the places that make up the so-called Dalí Triangle. It’s a route that unifies the three epicenters of the Empordà that will allow us to get to know in profundity the artist, in a biographic and artistic way. The itinerary begins in the hometown of Salvador Dalí, Figueres, where we can find the Teatre-Museu Dalí; it continues in Cadaqués, specifically in the small fishing village of Portlligat, where we can visit the Casa-Museu Dalí, and it ends at Pera, where the Púbol Castle rises.

Figueres is the capital of the Alt Empordà and also a cultural center in northern Catalonia. The Teatre-Museu Dalí is their main interest point of view of tourism, and it also is the space where you can learn the most about the artist’s work. The Teatre Museu is a neoclassical building, built between 1848 and 1850 as an Italian theater. The building was the municipal theater of Figueres during the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, until a fire during the Civil War. It was abandones and remained empty for a while. Salvador Dalí turned it into the Teatre-Museu Dali in 1974.

Cadaqués is a small fishing village nestled in the Cap de Creus. The small nucleus of Portlligat, north of Cadaqués, was the peculiar and isolated place that Dalí chose to live and paint much of his work, in the current Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí. The walking tour through Dalí’s workshop, library, private rooms, garden and pool is a surreal experiencie. It is also interesting to walk through Portlligat Bay, an area of tranquility, protected from the most inopportune sea.

Finally, Púbol a small core of Baix Empordà, located within the municipality of Pera where Dalí bought in 1969 the old medieval castle of the eleventh century had been the center of the barony of Púbol. With this acquisition and subsequent reform fulfilled the promise he had made to Gala make her queen of a castle. The Casa-Museu Gala-Dalí Castle Púbol had to be the refuge of the muse of the painter, who spent a great creative effort to restoration and decoration. He had the Castle restored, and he designed and created the interior decoration all by himself.  Dali bought a Castle for his love Gala and turned it into a new world, full of imagination and without knowing it he turned a Castle into one of his greatest works art and gave it to the women he loved, Gala. After her death in 1982, Gala was buried in her own Castle in an underground mausoleum designed by her husband.

So, if you are looking for all-season plans, the Dalí Triangle is a great cultural route in Costa Brava to find out everything about the famous artist Salvador Dalí.




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